Answered By: Karina Forrest
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2021     Views: 3

University smartcards can only be collected in person from campus by the smartcard holder; they are never posted out. This is University Policy and all departments that create smartcards must adhere to it for the strictest of security reasons.

Newcastle University IT service (NUIT) have developed a digital smartcard for those who are off campus which can be found on the Newcastle University App. A physical smartcard is needed for access to campus buildings but the digital version should be accepted as proof of student/staff status elsewhere. Access to online University resources and applications is not affected by whether you hold a physical smartcard.

You can download the iPhone or Android app from your respective app store. Once you have set up the app, please log in with your campus ID.  From the app homepage >> tap the menu icon on the top right >> tap smartcard.  It updates directly from S3P so will display the correct end date for your course or contract.